If you’re a fan of Netflix’s Outer Banks, you’re probably already planning a vacation to the real OBX to live like your favorite Pogues as soon as the quarantine is lifted. However, if you’re hoping to see the residences of Sarah or John B, you may be surprised to learn that you won’t be able to do so if you travel to the actual Outer Banks. However, this should not prevent you from locating the historic marsh where the Pogues like boating.
Here’s everything you need to know about the filming location of Netflix’s Outer Banks. If you’re planning a road trip with your best friends, build a “vibey” playlist and let your Instagram followers know you’re #P4L, which stands for “Pogues 4 Life.”
Is the Outer Banks A Genuine Location?
The OBX is 100% real, despite what you may think. North Carolina’s barrier islands are a popular surfing and beach destination during the summer months. The co-creator of the show, identical twins Jonas and Josh Pate, grew up in North Carolina, therefore it is probable that some of the show is based on their actual experiences visiting the islands.
Can I Visit The Isle Of Kildare?
While the show solely takes place on Kildare Island’s The Cut and Figure Eight, these are not true locations on the actual Outer Banks. According to the Wilmington Star News, a local newspaper in North Carolina, Kildare Island is a reference to the actual settlement of Kill Devil Hills in Dare County on the Outer Banks.
The Cut is a reference to Snow’s Cut, the man-made waterway that was finished in 1929 and transformed Carolina Beach into a barrier island. Kildare Island may not exist, but Figure Eight, shockingly, does. In reality, it is its own island, as opposed to being a part of Kildare Island on the show.
According to the Wilmington Star News, “Figure Eight is an affluent island in northern New Hanover County with a bewildering array of million-dollar-plus houses.”
Where Does Outer Banks Take Place?
If you decide to travel to the Outer Banks, it will be difficult to locate some of the show’s most memorable locales. Due to the fact that the episode was filmed in Charleston, South Carolina. According to the Wilmington Star News, the shooting was relocated owing to “anti-LGBTQ legislation originating from 2016’s House Bill 2.”
“When we created it, Wilmington was in our minds 100 percent,” co-creator Jonas Pate told the Wilmington Star News. We desired to film here. But Netflix did the right thing by insisting on diversity, and we agree with them 100 percent.”
The original plan was to film the series in Wilmington, North Carolina, which is around six hours away from the actual Outer Banks. Jonas, though, explains that since the show is situated on a fictional island, they are allowed to film wherever they like.
“We were fortunate in that we weren’t attempting to duplicate Duck or anything else,” he stated. “Because it was a fictitious town and island in the Outer Banks, we could build any visual landscape we desired. Charleston is lovely, but it’s a fast-expanding city, so we had to cherry-pick its most desirable areas. Take these tiny images and weave them together to form the world of our imagination.”
In the second season of OBX, certain characters traveled to the Bahamas, which is actually Barbados. Missy Ricker, the set decorator for Outer Banks, and Daniel Novotny, the production designer, spoke with House Beautiful about the show’s new site.
Two of our writers, Josh Pate and Shannon Burke, hired a local location scout in Barbados to locate the house, and they fell in love with it! Missy explained to House Beautiful.
The Camerons’ vacation home in the Bahamas is known in Barbados as the Cove Spring House. According to the Cove Spring House website, there are luxurious suites with seven spacious bedrooms that can accommodate up to 20 people.
In addition, there is a guest house with three spacious suites. Since celebrities such as Elton John, Simon Cowell, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle have also been in the waterfront property, there are no precise facts regarding the price, but I’m assuming it’s quite pricey.
Where Might I Find Recognizable Locations From The Show?
Places like Pitt Street and The Wreck, the restaurant where Kie works throughout the series, are real and located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina’s Old Village Historic District. The beach is only a five-minute drive, and Charleston Harbor is not too far away. There you may discover the renowned lighthouse from the show, Morris lighthouse.
You can also visit Shem Creek, also known as the OBX boardwalk and boat launch. And while Sarah’s opulent home is not in the Outer Banks, it is visible near Lowndes Grove.
Regardless of your destination, you can live like Pogue for a day (of course, minus the dangers and plot twists that come with their treasure hunt).